Tyson Chandler’s 5 Tattoos & Their Meanings

Tyson Cleotis Chandler is an American Professional Basketball Player. He plays in the NBA for the Houston Rockets. He has played for several big teams such as Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and the New Orleans Hornets. Tyson has a few tattoos on his body. Let us take a look at what they are and the meanings they hold.

Tyson Chandler


1. Leg Tattoo

Tyson Chandler leg tattoo

Tattoo: The lower left leg of the basketball player is covered in a large band which goes around and covers his left calf. The band contains various intricate little tattoo designs done inside it and moves downward towards his ankle.

2. Arm Tattoo

Tyson Chandler arm tattoo

Tattoo: Tyson’s right forearm is covered in tattoos of clouds and little patterns.

3. ‘Flaming Pot’ Tattoo

Tyson Chandler flaming pot tattoo 1

Tattoo: The upper part of the player’s right arm, contains a tattoo of a pot with flames that is tied up in chains.

4. Portrait Tattoo

Tyson Chandler portrait tattoo

Tattoo: The backside of Chandler’s right upper arm contains a tattoo of a portrait of a little girl, wearing a crown on her head.

Meaning: The portrait is of her daughter, Sayge Jozzelle Tyson which he got to show his love for her.

5. ‘Shield and Initial’ Tattoos

Tyson Chandler shield initials tattoo

Tattoos: Tyson’s right shoulder contains a tattoo of a Shield with the words, ‘Only the Strong Survive‘ tattooed on it. There is also a tattoo of a bleeding bullet wound in the shield. The words, ‘Only the Strong Survive’ have been striked out with a line. The upper part of his wrist also contains the initials, KJC tattooed on it.

Meaning: The words on the shield tattoo were done afterward. This was a creative decision to alter his old tattoo. He has also changed many other tattoos on his body and even removed some. The initials, KJC stand for his wife, Kimberly J Chandler.

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